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Updated European Training Syllabus

10 May 2021


The latest European Training Requirements (ETR) in Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes was approved by European Academy of Paediatrics (EAP), European Board of Paediatrics (EBP) and Union of European Medical Specialists (UEMS) in 2021. It is available on the ESPE website.

The ETR includes detailed specialty specific syllabus/core content that trainees are expected to achieve in order to become competent independent clinicians.  A syllabus tracker is being developed that will enable trainees to self-assess and monitor their progress. 

The ETR is regularly updated to reflect scientific and medical progress.  It upholds the highest standards for education and training.  The aim is to harmonise and improve training programmes across all European countries and in turn improve the quality of care for the population we serve. 

The ESPE training syllabus was first prepared in 1995 and thereafter revised in 1997, 1998, 2005, 2013 and 2021. The latest ETR was revised by Syllabus Taskforce members Kanetee Busiah, Aleksandr Peet, Gianluca Tornese and Naomi Weintrob under the leadership of Prof Leena Patel.  Many trainees, consultants, members of the Education and Training Committee, and members of ESPE Council provided valuable contributions. 

Tertiary Care Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes was recognised as a subspecialty in 1996 by EBP, the Executive of the Paediatric Section of UEMS and the link between UEMS and EAP. EAP has its own legislation/constitution (Belgian/EU law) representing the central unifying platform for paediatric training in Europe. Each paediatric subspecialty is represented by a liaison officer within EAP's Tertiary Care Council. 

We recognise that each country has to comply with their own professional regulatory requirements for postgraduate medical training. Nevertheless, we have presented this ETR and the syllabus such that it can be used to complement country-specific training programmes.

If you know the lead for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes training in your country, please do put them in touch with us at espe@eurospe.org